Pulse Nightclub Broken Into, Say Orlando Police

By Sherley Boursiquot
Sherley Boursiquot
Sherley Boursiquot
July 14, 2016 Updated: July 14, 2016

Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was broken into one day after it was released back to its owner after the June massacre, the Orlando Police Department said on July 14. 

A police report obtained by NBC News said a door to the nightclub was pried open after owners Rosario and Barbara Poma had secured and left the property on July 13.

About $200 worth of damage was estimated.

“As I examined the exterior of the east door, I saw were the suspect(s) had used a prying tool to force the plywood away from the screws that held it to the metal door frame. Once the plywood was removed the suspect(s) used the prying tool and forced their way into the business,” Officer John Ostrom wrote in his report.

According to NBC, Pulse has an alarm system and cameras, but they were still shut off on July 13.

Pulse nightclub is where gunman Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 people and maimed 53 in a terror attack on June 12 during its themed Latin night.

Mateen was later killed during a confrontation with SWAT officers.

Local officials have yet to determine what led to Mateen’s brutal rampage, but said a federal investigation is ongoing.